Le Creuset is proud to offer Visa Checkout, a fast and easy digital payment service that lets you checkout faster without having to re-enter payment information each time you shop with us.
We asked Geraldine Mitchley, Head of Emerging Products and Innovation for Visa in Sub-Saharan Africa, to tell us more about this convenient payment solution.
WHAT IS VISA CHECKOUT?
Visa Checkout helps consumers pay, and merchants accept payments online, on any device, simply and easily. With Visa Checkout, consumers can simply enter their username and password, and click a button to complete the purchase, without having to re-enter payment or billing information when shopping online.
HOW DOES IT SIMPLIFY THE CHECKOUT PROCESS WHEN PURCHASING ONLINE AT LE CREUSET?
Once you have registered for Visa Checkout with any of your bank cards, there is never a need to enter any information other than your username and password to complete a purchase. Visa Checkout is seamlessly integrated into merchant apps to provide a native in-app checkout experience. No matter the device, shoppers can stay on the merchant site and pay in just two clicks quickly and securely.
WHEN DID VISA CHECKOUT LAUNCH IN SOUTH AFRICA? TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS WITH ITS ROLL-OUT SO FAR?
We launched Visa Checkout in South Africa in October 2016, and since then it has steadily gained popularity with merchants and online shoppers. Just over six months in, the focus right now is to build the ecosystem – this means encouraging issuers to offer it, merchants to accept it and then consumers to use it. This ecosystem development, to put in place the right infrastructure to enable safe online payments, is largely being driven by the global trend away from cash towards electronic payments. It is backed by growth in card use around the world and increased usage of mobile apps that include an integrated payment option, all of which are becoming second nature to consumers. Globally as well, since its launch in July 2014, we have more than 19 million registered users in 23 countries and over 1,500 financial institutions partners participating globally.
DO LE CREUSET CUSTOMERS NEED A VISA CARD TO USE VISA CHECKOUT, OR CAN OTHER CARDS BE USED?
Visa Checkout is not exclusive to Visa cardholders. Users can enrol any bank card as well as have multiple cards loaded as payment options.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE MULTIPLE CARDS WITH THE SERVICE?
Yes, you enrol as many cards as you like, select which card will be your default card which you can change at any time, even while transacting.
HOW SECURE IS VISA CHECKOUT?
Visa Checkout is specifically designed for shoppers who prefer to use their cards online and has the same security and consumer protections offered by any Visa product – including Zero Liability for unauthorised charges.
WHICH FEATURES WILL YOU BE LOOKING TO ADD IN THE FUTURE?
We are working with our partners to allow a customer to checkout with biometrics such as fingerprint or facial recognition. While we are constantly looking at innovating our solutions, the end goal is to make the customer experience easier without compromising on security.
Start shopping now and complete your Le Creuset order online in fewer clicks with Visa Checkout – the easier way to pay.